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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Up the Creek is mashed at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its alcohol well hidden. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll find yourself Up the Creek!


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Citrus hop aromas are the main aroma. Golden with a white cap. Bitter with some malt balance. Medium plus bodied with a bitter finish.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (301) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours amber with a medium khaki head that fades to a nice cap with decent lacing. AROMA: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit and molasses. TASTE: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit, burned brown sugar, slight rubber and molasses. TASTE: malt, tamarind, caramel, roasty, herbs, citrus, spruce, earthy, leaves, alcohol, herbal hops, over ripped pineapple, spices, peppercorn, slight chocolate, dank fruit and molasses. AFTER TASTE: malty, caramel, herbal hops, spices, tamarind and earthy with an oily thick molasses boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2064) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (158) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
This is a extreme IPA indeed. Heavy syrup on the nose with molasses and maltiness. Pours dark red/brown with a long lasting tanned head. Palate is heavy sugar and malts with some alcoholic sweetness but remarkably little for the percentage. Lasting taste with some bitterness but viciously easy to drink. If you don’t want to go up the creek - drink responsible.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Pours dark amber clear, persistent tan head, heavy lacing. Nose is all molasses. Very sweet, intense malt, orange flavor. Strong hops are overwhelmed by the sugar and alcohol. Not bad, but not really an imperial IPA experience. I have been up the creek however and fortunately I was not drinking this strong beer but another more moderate one when trying to find my way In a real wilderness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eRock_2013 (371) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Well I just ordered this expecting a standard double IPA, but I was pleasantly surprised at this rather exotic and iconoclastic brew! This brew is half dopplebock and half IPA, truly fascinating! Pours a lighter amber off-brown color, slightly reminiscent of a standard IPA copper color but much darker. Aroma of rich burnt caramel and some piney resin, as well as a hint of vanilla. The caramel turns to chocolate malt in the taste, with a citrus orange hoppiness In the background, some other caramel maltiness. Essentially tastes like a chocolate dipped mandarin orange, with a bit of a boozy bite in the finish. Aftertaste of chocolate and grapefruit hops. I could see how others may find this off-putting, but I found it quite enjoyable! Extreme indeed, but memorably and deliciously so!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft. Minimal head atop crystal clear garnet-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, caramel, some cherry, orange, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, low carbonation. The maltiness and alcohol wholly subsume the hops.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ed5388 (2756) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2015
12oz bottle of beer I have access to, but got in a shitty trade on HBT!!! Pours a dark brownish/Amber color with a finger of creamy tan head. Aroma of nasty malty expired IPA and rotted citrus. No bottled on date, but this smells expired and gross. Taste of sweet malty caramel, bitter rotted citrus, tons of booziness, and toffee in the finish. Drain pour!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1532) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber almost brown. Aroma of caramel and plums. Flavor is heavy sweet syrupy malts. Just as you think its going to finish all boozy on you you get some helpful hop bitterness and piney and resinous hops. You can tell this is a big beer but the 12.5 tastes more like 9.0. Stronger than it needs to be. I think by any traditional definition this would be an american strong ale and not hoppy enough to be a double IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Mess of a beer. Dark brown pour with frothy head. Entirely too sugary, bitter, smells of stale barley wine. It’s a big beer, but that’s really the only thing it has going for it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingaugusta (156) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Whoa baby, this is a hot beer. Pours deep amber with a quick white head and a relatively subdued nose. Despite the 100+ IBU, this is not a hop bomb, though it is certainly not holding back on them and falls into that category. The story here is the rich, slightly sugary malt and the tremendous presence of alcohol. It’s something, though I’m not entirely sure what, though overall I like it.


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